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To apply for residency at Dorothy Impey Home, we request that you supply us with the following:

1. A Dorothy Impey Home residential application (download here)
2. A copy of your Aged Care Assessment Record
3. An Income and Assets Assessment (available from Centrelink)

Yes, all rooms are large (31m2 room size) single rooms with ample cupboard storage for personal belongings and a private en suite with motion sensor lighting for safety and comfort.

For more information and photos of room accommodation, please click here.

Tours of Dorothy Impey Home are by appointment only.

A maximum of two visitors are allowed per tour.
Please ensure you bring your own Face Mask for the duration of your appointment.

Tours can take up to 30 minutes on average, and there is time for questions at the end. Please ensure you book in advance by calling us on +61.(03) 8102 2400.

The waiting list will vary depending on how many applications we have on hand at any given time. It is difficult to predict when a vacancy will occur, and also, urgency is an important criterion that we consider when there is a vacancy.

We encourage all applicants to keep in touch and ensure they have provided us with the necessary paperwork to be placed on our waiting list.

Yes, we have one respite care room available to applicants requiring low-level care.

We recommend you contact us as early as possible to make a booking for respite care to ensure it's available for the dates you require. Please ensure you have your aged care assessment record ready upon making a respite booking.

For information on the fees or charges that may apply, please click here.

We match staff that have the right skills mix to meet the care needs of our residents, which can vary from area to area and at time of day. There is always a nurse on duty 24/7, and we have many experienced carers. We have catering, environmental and administration staff looking after our resident's needs.

We have been in business for over 40 years for one reason – meeting the care needs of our residents. We see ourselves as “extended family” and like working with a holistic team comprising residents, families, staff and visiting health professionals. We value your input, and the more information we can document about the resident, the better we can be of service.

We have a four-week rotating menu, adjusted seasonally. We have incorporated a dairy-rich, hi-fibre and hi-protein menu, as we have found this to be beneficial to residents' health through past studies.

The food menu is discussed at resident food focus groups and resident meetings to ensure satisfaction and service. Residents are encouraged to provide feedback on the meals during these times. Food surveys are also given to residents, which allows them to provide anonymous feedback on the meals if they choose to do so. The menus are reviewed very regularly and are overseen by a dietician.

The catering staff are aware of residents' food likes and dislikes, dietary and cultural requirements, allergies and eating abilities. Alternatives are offered if a resident does not like a particular food.

All menus are reviewed to meet dietary and nutritional standards. Our chef and dietician work together to ensure resident nutritional care needs are met.

Our weekly visiting hairdresser uses our on-site hairdressing salon, which means residents can have hairdressing services available to them from home comfort. Residents are also welcome to see our visiting barber.Visiting clergy and church services are also available to residents.

We also have a wide range of visiting allied health professionals, including:General practitioners

• Physiotherapist
• Podiatrist
• Nutritionist
• Dietician
• Dentist
• Optometrist
• Hearing Australia
• Counsellor

Yes, Chickens, Birds and visiting Dogs.

Dorothy Impey Home's General Purpose Financial Report ended June 2023 can be found here